The Magical Creativity of Carnival
Spotlight on Costume Designer Zilha Wever
The Carnival season is Aruba’s most cherished and festive time of the year, illustrating the boundless creativity, initiative, imagination, and joie de vivre of the Aruban people. Weeks-long celebrations, music competitions, and events culminate with the three biggest parades of the season—the Grand Lighting Parade, the San Nicolas Grand Parade, and the Oranjestad Grand Parade. Many begin their preparations for road pieces and costumes months prior. Backyards and spare rooms are turned into sewing factories, as an incredible investment in time, effort, and money is made by so many.
Urvin Croes: Culinary Artist
Balashi Brewery’s Magic brand of beers is a proud supporter and collaborator of Aruba’s art scene, featuring creativity across the spectrum of talented artists from a wide range of disciplines. One of these artists is Chef Urvin Croes, owner and operator of Infini.
The Magic of Art
Spotlight on abstract painter Yahaira Maduro. Craft beer culture is finding mutual, collaborative space within the art world. Showcasing this growing trend, Documenta, an exhibition held every five years in Germany and revered as perhaps the most significant show of contemporary art, had guests sipping craft beer in lieu of glasses of bubbly or wine during the exhibition’s celebratory opening.
Explore Your Island!
Add a Little Local Hocus Pocus this Halloween
This Halloween, add some local treats to your cooler with Magic Mango and Magic Orange! Here’s some great ways to pair a little Magic with your Halloween festivities.
Cheers for Chill!
Locals and visitors certainly have no shortage of beer to choose from in Aruba, with dozens of brands importing beer varieties to the island, including most of the world’s top-selling brands.